Reducing deaths of mothers and children has been a longstanding priority for Mexico. But new research shows that non-communicable diseases require urgent attention in the country in order to meet is commitment to the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, countries adopted these goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The SDGs identify targets to achieve over the next 15 years—including reducing premature mortality by 40 percent—particularly among mothers, children and people with non-communicable diseases.
In this lecture, Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, executive director of global health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, will address how Mexico may need to allocate new resources—or reallocate existing ones—for these conditions to have an impact on overall mortality and life expectancy. This lecture is hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health.